Friday, January 01, 2010

What I do with the ham bone

After Christmas Dinner one often finds himself in possession of a large ham bone. Here is what we do with it in my house.

Ham and Lentil Soup

1 leftover smoked ham bone
1 pound of lentils
3 cups sliced mushrooms
3 chopped yellow onions
2 sliced carrots
2 sliced celery sticks
1 bay leaf
3 cups beef broth (I use "Better than Bullion")
1 cinnamon stick
2 quarts water

Put all ingredients in a big pot, bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer, cook until lentils are soft.
Eat with crusty french bread with fresh butter, and a robust red wine.
Very good for lunch on a cold winter day.

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